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    Old 09-25-2016, 02:18 PM
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    Default The needle won't stay disengaged when the bobbin winder is engaged

    I know my terminology is inaccurate - but maybe someone can help me.

    I acquired a Singer 237 - and it works fine except that when I disengage the needle up and downer -

    it stays disengaged until I engage the bobbin winder lever and then the needle goes up and down again.

    It does not affect/afflict the other operations of the machine, but it should not do that.

    Any suggestions on how to make it stop doing that?
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    Old 09-25-2016, 03:19 PM
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    Take of the hand wheel, clean all parts involved and oil all sides where metal touches metal generously before you put them back on. There might be oil points under the top lid meant to reach the hand wheel and stop motion screw, if there are; tilt the machine to the right (place a book or something under left side of the base) run the machine as you drip one drop after the other down the oil points invovled. The hans wheel and stop motion screw are parts that needs tentative and repeated application of oil to reach where it should. Some models call for grease, but it should say so on the manual.
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    Old 09-27-2016, 01:56 PM
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    I have a Singer 237, great machine.
    When you put the hand wheel back on, make sure that the stop motion washer has the ears out. Oil the shaft that the hand wheel goes on, also put a bit of oil on your finger and run it around the inside of the hand wheel.
    There is a free manual for the 237 at Singerco.com. Click on the Support tab, then manuals and then type in 237 and it will come up with your manual. You can download it and then print it.
    Sharon in Texas
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    Old 09-28-2016, 03:10 PM
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    Thank you for the replies. The Singer 237 does not seem to get much "attention" as some of the other models get.
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